Montana Bill a Model for Wilderness Management?

December 14, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 07:  Sen. Jon Tester (D-M...

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Montana’s Democratic senator Jon Tester believes that logging and securing motorized access to certain forest lands are important ingredients for any effective wilderness management plan. And perhaps surprisingly, Trout Unlimited, the National Wildlife Federation and Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership all agree. Noelle Straub writes about it in The New York Times.
“Tom Reed of Trout Unlimited said his group supports the bill because the wilderness areas will protect streams and headwaters that are important for fisheries, while the restoration work would also improve rivers. He also said the timber harvest would provide funds for some of those efforts.”

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